5 Princes Street, Mayfair, W1B 2LF
Mark Jarvis and Jon Cannon’s Neo Bistro gave us updated bistro dining in Mayfair, and now they’re back with a new venture: Stem. With head chef Sam Ashton-Booth (The Orrery, Gidleigh Park Restaurant, Story, Anglo) at the helm, the first mentions on the menu are intriguing: if smoked eel, celeriac and white chocolate doesn’t pique your interest, pigeon, coconut and salted peanut will. For wines, Jon will be overseeing 120 bins from international growers, and it’s all taking place in a former townhouse just around the corner from Oxford Street. We’ve got our eye on the six-seat private chef’s table downstairs – yes please!